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AAU, ACE, and APLU Write to Congress in Support of Ethically-Conducted Research Using Fetal Tissue

The Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) wrote a letter to Congress in support of ethically-conducted research that includes the use of fetal tissue.

The associations stated, "While we appreciate the Subcommittees’ attention to exploring potential valid alternatives – and we support efforts to strengthen the evidence-base in developing such options – we wish to emphasize the importance of continued investment in research on cells already developed from fetal tissue and of scientists’ continued access to new tissue or cell lines."

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